On Asteroid Day, the realities of asteroid impact dangers

Posted by David Eicher
on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Over the past weeks, as Asteroid Day has approached, I’ve seen lots of talk one way or the other about the realities of danger from near-Earth asteroids.

The real reality? On any given day, the danger is extremely low. Eventually, however, small and large asteroids will again strike Earth.

Last spring, I wrote a meticulous 4,000-word story about the dangers from asteroids, after consulting with numerous experts in the field.

You can read it here.

And then join the discussion. But join it in an informed way!

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